careers, culture, microbiology
Bioluminescent Bacteria in a Wifi Pill Track Gut Health in Pigs
Bioluminescent Bacteria in a Wifi Pill Track Gut Health in Pigs
Kerry Grens | May 24, 2018
The micro-bio-electronic device combines bacteria that can detect certain molecules along with wifi-connected electrical outputs.
What Made Human Brains So Big?
What Made Human Brains So Big?
Ashley Yeager | May 24, 2018
Ecological challenges such as finding food and creating fire may have led the organ to become abnormally large, a new computer model suggests.
Nipah Virus Kills 10 in India
Nipah Virus Kills 10 in India
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2018
Fruit bats are a reservoir for the disease, which can cause brain damage.
Opinion: We Must Demand Evidence of Peer Review
Opinion: We Must Demand Evidence of Peer Review
Nikolai Slavov | May 21, 2018
Peer review varies in quality and thoroughness. Making it publicly available could improve it.
How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
How to Separate the Science From the (Jerk) Scientist
Anna Azvolinsky | May 18, 2018
A recent toast to James Watson highlights a tolerance for bigotry many want excised from the scientific community.
Huge Gender Disparity in Cancer Research Funding in U.K.
Huge Gender Disparity in Cancer Research Funding in U.K.
Shawna Williams | May 16, 2018
Men received both more and larger grants than women did, ending up with three times as much funding on average.
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
Image of the Day: Bacterial Flagella
Image of the Day: Bacterial Flagella
The Scientist Staff | May 8, 2018
Real-time imaging reveals the formation of the bacterial flagella FlhA ring.
Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2018
The organization says election to the NAS is for life.
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
Catherine Offord | May 3, 2018
The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data.